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Pasta with Sardines
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Contributed by: CarolinaAdded: May 30, 2009 at 06:31 AM


Sicilian style pasta

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 3 bunches wild fennel
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 salted anchovies, boned
  • 450 grams sardines, cleaned and boned
  • 1 Tablespoon raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon pine nuts
  • saffron threads
  • 500 grams bucatini
  • salt
  • pepper
How to make it:
  1. Clean the wild fennel and boil in salted water.
  2. Drain carefully, keeping the cooking water, then chop the fennel coarsely and brown in a small amount of oil.
  3. Clean and coarsely chop the onions; brown them in plenty of oil in another pan.
  4. Add the anchovies and the tomato paste, and then stir briskly until the mixture is homogeneous.
  5. Add the sardines, the browned fennel, raisins, pine nuts, and a few threads of saffron.
  6. Cook lightly for 5 minutes, adding some of the fennel's cooking water, if necessary.
  7. Add salt to taste.
  8. Bring the rest of the fennel's water to a boil and use it to cook the bucatini.
  9. When al dente, drain and mix in the sauce.
  10. Serve hot.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Raisin1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Pine Nut (Pignola)2 ,3 N N N N A A N N
Sardine2 B B B B B B N B
Saffron  N N N N N N N B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Fennel  B N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Fish Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Anchovy2 A N A A A A N A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Black/ Peppercorn) Fre...2 A N A N A N N N

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Tomato/Tomato Juice1 ,2 ,3 ,4 A N N B A N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 01, 2011 at 11:42 PM By: Joe